FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES (2011)
Continue Chef Neroni’s family tradition on the Italian side–to feast upon seven different varieties of seafood, thus avoiding meat the night before Christmas, as per Christian doctrine. Seven is significant but nobody in the family can agree on why. Every plate tonight has at least one seafood maybe two!
Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all seafood lovers, and lovers of seafood lovers, to join us!
Here’s the menu:
House smoked salmon salad on crostini & crème fraiche capers and green onion, paired with Enrico Cialdini Sparkling Gasparossa
Fried smelts (“bait” only in the Northwest–growing up everybody in Cleveland ate it!) & Dungeness crab cake with cured lemon aioli paired with Vignalta 2007 Pinot Bianco
Salt Cod Potato stuffed ravioli with walnut pesto pepper oil also paired with Vignalta 2007 Pinot Bianco
Squid ink linguini pasta with poached calamari with green onion pesto and grilled prawns, paired with Belle Vallee 2008 Pinot Gris
Pan seared rockfish with tomato olive anchovy sauce & pecorino, paired with Sinnean Abondante 2009
Lemon Olive Oil cake and Lemon curd cream & Chocolate – chili pepper biscotti paired with dipping wine, Castellina Casanova Medioevum, one of the wine finds of our Tuscany tour this fall.**
Caffe Umbria Mezzanotte Decaf
**On the menu but not for sale!
AIOLI, PRESERVED LEMON
BASIL WALNUT PESTO
CONFIT OF SQUID
CRAB CAKES WITH AIOLI
FISH OR OYSTERS, BUTTERMILK FRIED
GREEN ONION PESTO
KEEPING FOOD SAFE & WHOLESOME
LEMON OLIVE OIL CAKE
MISE EN PLACE (say, meeze on plause)
SALMON, BRINED IN SOY & BROWN SUGAR
SALMON, SOY BRINED SMOKED
Any of our shows or class experiences can be designed just for your private party. (*) Imagine having a room of your friends watching and dining during the Dinner Show or with aprons on and hands into the dough during a private PASTA 101 semi-hands-on class. Private experiences can be arranged by speaking directly with one of our representatives. See our CUSTOM EVENTS page to learn more about the possibilities.
(*)Private groups of ten or less may join the regular scheduled classes and are expected to pay the regular price per person, gratuity optional. Groups of 11 or more constitute a private event, and our pricing for those experiences depends upon the date, number in the party, type of experience, and of course, the menu. A service fee is always applied.